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Friday February 11, 2011 2:50 pm

Sonos Controller for Android brings voice search to Sonos


Sonos' stable of wireless music offerings allow listeners to have a stereo system that encompasses every room in their home, and to control the whole system simply and wirelessly. Sonos makes a hardware remote control for the system and apps for iOS devices, and today the company announced that Sonos owners can now also use their Android devices to control their music.

The Sonos Controller for Android is a free app that can access and play all the music available through the Sonos universe, which includes everything from computer-based media libraries to services like Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, Pandora, and Napster.


Select a song, and a room, and music instantly begins to stream wirelessly to your Sonos ZonePlayer. The Sonos Multi-Room System can play one song across the whole house, or different songs in different rooms—the whole system can be managed with a single Android phone.

The app is a remote, but it's not actually handling the music stream, so you can make phone calls or surf the Web without interrupting the music stream. All the streaming and Web connectivity is handled by the Sonos devices. Users can interact with the app by typing or with voice commands, and the app works seamlessly in tandem with all the other controller options for Sonos devices.

The Sonos Controller for Android will be available in March for devices running Android 2.1 or later, and will be displayed publicly next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For more, see Sonos' Android page.

If you wanna pick up a Sonos device, you get free 2-day shipping with coupon code FREESHIPSONOS.

This article, written by David Pierce, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc..

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